It installs okay, then? And I take it your BIOS does not have a means of disabling the firewire interface at the hardware level (why do notebook makers do
You could try Booting with Kent Robotti's Recovery Is Possible boot floppy, http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-r...looplinux/rip/
(I recommend this, over the famous "Tom's Rescue" because notebook floppy drives often can't handle high-density floppy formats). You could then try hacking the etc/modules.conf file and rem out the line for the ohci1394 module with a '#'. Maybe even burn one of his bootable CDs, if you want more stuff to play with?
(Now all I need, is for someone to tell me how the get the PCMCIA card working on my FreeBSD laptop, but Wiley <cough>I mean "Wrox"</cough> don't do "FreeBSD" ;)
quote:Originally posted by samr
I am new to Linux (years of UNIX administration though) and I am having problems installing Red Hat Linux on my Laptop. It appears to install correctly, but when I reboot, it hangs on the boot process. it stops as it is attempting to initialize the firewire interface.(1394). I have attempted to re-install with:
linux noauto nofirewire
linux pci=biosirq noapic
and combinations of these commands.
I recently found another listserver with a message that indicates Red Hat doesn't handle firewire and I should install Mandrake.
Is it possible to install the Red Hat version and turn off firewire?
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